Category: <span>Europe</span>

EU leaders approve sanctions on Turkish officials over gas drilling
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EU leaders approve sanctions on Turkish officials over gas drilling

EU leaders have agreed to impose sanctions on an unspecified number of Turkish officials and entities involved in gas drilling in Cypriot-claimed waters – but they deferred bigger decisions such as trade tariffs or an arms embargo until they have consulted with the upcoming Biden administration. The decision reached by the EU council after hours of...

Macron forced to apologise for ‘raising voice’ after losing cool at EU rivals
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Macron forced to apologise for ‘raising voice’ after losing cool at EU rivals

During a televised Q&A session, the French President was accused of turning the country into an authoritarian state. But Mr Macron lashed out at the claims, saying they are not “Hungary or Turkey”. Speaking to Brut, Mr Macron said: “We’re not Hungary, Turkey or others! “Let’s not let France be caricatured. “I think we’re letting...

What’s Putin planning? Russia sends NINE ships past UK waters as Navy ‘ready to respond’
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What’s Putin planning? Russia sends NINE ships past UK waters as Navy ‘ready to respond’

Russian leader Vladimir Putin sent a number of vessels, including a surfaced submarine, a destroyer, a corvette, and a patrol ship, near UK waters. The ships travelled through the English Channel, the Celtic Sea, and passed the Outer Hebrides. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, First Sea Lord Admiral Tony Radakin said: “This is why the Royal Navy...

EU army plot to fuel ‘antagonistic’ fury from global enemies and spark conflict threat
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EU army plot to fuel ‘antagonistic’ fury from global enemies and spark conflict threat

The European Union has been urging member states to agree to a more harmonised approach to security and defence through increased cooperation between sovereign armies. The increased push towards collaboration fuelled concerns the bloc may step away from NATO to pursue the creation of a fully-fledged EU Army in the coming years. But Baroness Goldie warned the “inadvertently antagonistic”...

Austria set to bow to pressure on Covid risk with ski holiday ban
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Austria set to bow to pressure on Covid risk with ski holiday ban

Austria’s government appears to have bowed to pressure from Germany, France and Italy and will ban skiing holidays over the Christmas break in an attempt to control the coronavirus pandemic, Austrian media is reporting. The decision, expected to be officially announced on Wednesday, follows heated disagreements between Berlin and Vienna. On Tuesday morning, Austria’s tourist minister...

Belgian police arrest 25 men including MEP as sex party breaks curfew
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Belgian police arrest 25 men including MEP as sex party breaks curfew

A group of 25 men, said to include an MEP who injured himself as he attempted to flee through a window, have been arrested by Belgian police for breaching the coronavirus lockdown after being discovered at a sex party above a bar in Brussels. The illegal gathering, staged on Rue des Pierres just a few...

Bodies of man and slave unearthed from ashes at Pompeii
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Bodies of man and slave unearthed from ashes at Pompeii

Skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave attempting to escape death from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago have been discovered in Pompeii officials at the archaeological park in Italy said Saturday. Parts of the skulls and bones of the two men were found during excavation of the ruins...

Italy and Spain report highest daily Covid deaths of second wave
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Italy and Spain report highest daily Covid deaths of second wave

Italy and Spain have both recorded their highest daily coronavirus death tolls of the second wave, reporting 731 and 435 deaths respectively over the past 24 hours. Italy, the first western country hit by the virus, has logged 46,464 Covid deaths while Spain has logged 41,688. Such high Italian daily death figures have not been seen since...

Bars and borders stay closed as Europe battles second wave of coronavirus
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Bars and borders stay closed as Europe battles second wave of coronavirus

France The country announced a second lockdown from 30 October after daily Covid-related deaths reached their highest levels since April. Due to last at least a month, it is having a limited effect: new infections and hospital admissions dropped sharply at first only to increase sharply at the end of last week. , health ministry...